Your Guide to Enjoying Winter Birds

Understand your backyard birds, find new species, enjoy new avian-related adventures with our complete guide to winter birding.

Matthew L. Miller

Can Tourism Save the Ocellated Turkey?

The ocellated turkey is on the brink throughout its range. Can its recovery follow the path of the American wild turkey?

Joe Smith

Australian Magpies Are The Real Angry Birds

Spring often brings stories of watchful bird parents defending their nests. But nowhere is this swooping season as terrifying as Australia

Justine E. Hausheer

The Fascinating Fall Behavior of Wild Turkeys

Forget the gobbling and strutting. Here’s how wild turkeys will spend Thanksgiving Day.

Matthew L. Miller

Can Common Names Help Avian Subspecies Conservation?

New research from Conservancy scientists outlines a new list of Australian bird subspecies, assigning each an English common name for the first time in an effort to aid conservation.

Justine E. Hausheer

Acorn Woodpecker: The Fascinating Life of the Master Hoarder

Meet the acorn woodpecker, the master hoarder with many surprises in store.

Matthew L. Miller

A Birder’s Bookshelf: Essentials for the Well-read Avian Enthusiast

There should be more to your birding library than just field guides ... read on for our list of essential reading for the bird-brained bibliophile.

Justine E. Hausheer

Purple Martins: The Bird That Relies on Human-Built Nests

Purple martins are truly a bird of the people. In fact, they have shifted almost entirely from natural nests to human-made ones. Why have purple martins become so reliant on us?

Joe Smith

A Long Journey to 5,000 Birds: 34 Years, 6 Continents, & 47 Countries

Conservancy birder Tim Boucher just saw his 5,000th life bird. But what does it take to see 5,000 of anything? And what has he learned through 34 years of birding?

Timothy Boucher

Snow Birds: 10 Birds to Look for in Winter

Winter birding isn’t easy, but it is amazing. If you’re ready to brave the cold, here are 10 winter-only species to search for this month.

Justine E. Hausheer

Extreme Birding: Entering Un-Birded Territory in Papua New Guinea

The Papua New Guinea rainforest isn’t your grandpa’s birding. Science writer Justine Hausheer enumerates the trials, travails, and thrills of birding in un-birded territory.

Justine E. Hausheer

Extreme Birding: The Big Night

One birder takes on an epic challenge: birding from sundown to sunup in a Big Night.

Justine E. Hausheer